Community Calendar

Community Calendar is a free service.  Please submit your events or information in writing to or mail to WBRM, 147 N. Garden Street, Marion, NC 28752.  Please submit your information a week to 10 days ahead of the event. 

Photos with Santa at the Dysartsville Firehouse has been cancelled tonight and rescheduled for Friday December 15 at the same time.

The Friends of the McDowell County Public Library will continue the Book Sale at the Marion Library on Monday, Dec. 11th and Tuesday, Dec. 12th from 10 am to 5 pm each day. They have a great selection of books and media for all ages at bargain prices. The last hour of the sale on Tuesday customers can fill a bag for only $1.

Visit and shop with the Tailgate Market vendors. Growers will have fall crops and hand- made items for sale. Come join the Fun for Fall in Downtown Marion! Remember, the Farmers Market continues 3:00 PM, today...the final time this year.

There is assistance available for people with Medicare who have limited incomes and resources. If they qualify, they can receive assistance with premiums, deductibles and co-payments for their prescriptions.  Visit the local Social Security office, call Social Security toll free at 1-800-772-1213, visit, or request an extra help assistance application by contacting SHIIP.  You may also contact your local SHIIP Coordinating Site, McDowell Senior Center 828-659-0821

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program provides a one-time annual energy provide payment to help eligible families pay their heating expense.  For those 60 years of age or older applications are underway and will open for all other residents of McDowell County starting January 1st.  Go to the Department of Social Services to apply

NC Works Career Center will be having a “Resume & Interviewing” class January 8th through January 10th, Monday through Wednesday from 8:30 until 11:30.  Call Jimmy Hensley at 659-6001 est. 140 for more information or to register for this class.